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We invite you to spend your summer with API in London at the University of Westminster. This program offers three academic pathways: International Business; Liberal Arts and Law; and Media, Arts and Design. Enroll in classes alongside students from across the world, earn valuable academic credit towards your degree, and see why London is consistently ranked the best city for university students and is always among the most visited locations in the world!

What's Included?

Highlights

Pre Departure Services

Advising

APIConnect Platform

Orientation Materials and Resources

Access to International Phone Plans

API Alumni Network

Social Networking

Scholarships

On Site Services

Airport Reception

API Center

On-Site Orientation

Housing

Tuition

Medical and Life Insurance

Excursions

Resident Directors

Social and Cultural Activities

Welcome and Farewell Group Meals

Re-Entry Services

Re-Entry Materials and Support

Post-Program Evaluation

Transcript

Alumni Network and API Ambassador Program

View all opportunities and amenities

Application Requirements

  • Minimum 2.7 G.P.A. (Freshmen must have a minimum high school G.P.A. of 3.0)
  • Open to freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Complete API Application
  • University Approval Form
  • Official transcript
  • List of current classes that do not appear on current transcript
  • Entry Requirement: Valid passport and supporting documents (more information provided post-acceptance)
Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Extended Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Summer 1 Jun, 2024 - Jul, 2024 $6,900 Apr 15, 2024 No Extension May 15, 2024
Summer 1 and 2 Combined Jun, 2024 - Jul, 2024 $11,500 Apr 15, 2024 No Extension May 15, 2024
Summer 2 Jul, 2024 - Jul, 2024 $6,900 Apr 15, 2024 No Extension May 15, 2024

API students participate in excursions designed to help familiarize them with the culture and surrounding areas of their host city and country. The following is a listing of potential excursions for API London programs. API may need to modify the excursions offered in a given term due to travel restrictions or health and safety concerns. Students participating in multiple program sessions will select 1-3 excursions determined by their length of program. All excursions are subject to change.

  • British Seaside

    This excursion is designed for students to escape the heat of London by visiting the British Seaside. Depending on the weather, activities could include water sports like surfing or kayaking or a traditional lunch of fish and chips. Students will also have some free time to explore the coastline, sun themselves on the beach, play games on the pier, or go shopping in town.

  • A Historic Royal Palace

    Explore one of the many historic royal palaces in and around London! These palaces show the extravagant wealth of the previous and current royal families of England and hold collections of art, furniture and jewels that are truly priceless. The buildings themselves are also marvels of architecture and show how each palace was adapted and redesigned for each monarch.

  • Caps, Cobblestones, and Cathedrals

    Fancy yourself a scholar? Join us for an excursion to either Oxford or Cambridge, two of the most popular university towns in the UK. For over 800 years, both Oxford and Cambridge have been home to universities that bear their names. Each place hosts popular activities like punting down the river, touring the beautiful campuses, and taking in historic sites. Walk in the footsteps of some of the world's most famous alumni like Alan Turing, Stephen Hawking, Rosamund Franklin, Riz Ahmed, Emma Thompson, Zadie Smith, Philip Pullman, and many more!

  • British Seaside

    This excursion is designed for students to escape the heat of London by visiting the British Seaside. Depending on the weather, activities could include water sports like surfing or kayaking or a traditional lunch of fish and chips. Students will also have some free time to explore the coastline, sun themselves on the beach, play games on the pier, or go shopping in town.

  • A Historic Royal Palace

    Explore one of the many historic royal palaces in and around London! These palaces show the extravagant wealth of the previous and current royal families of England and hold collections of art, furniture and jewels that are truly priceless. The buildings themselves are also marvels of architecture and show how each palace was adapted and redesigned for each monarch.

  • Caps, Cobblestones, and Cathedrals

    Fancy yourself a scholar? Join us for an excursion to either Oxford or Cambridge, two of the most popular university towns in the UK. For over 800 years, both Oxford and Cambridge have been home to universities that bear their names. Each place hosts popular activities like punting down the river, touring the beautiful campuses, and taking in historic sites. Walk in the footsteps of some of the world's most famous alumni like Alan Turing, Stephen Hawking, Rosamund Franklin, Riz Ahmed, Emma Thompson, Zadie Smith, Philip Pullman, and many more!

  • British Seaside

    This excursion is designed for students to escape the heat of London by visiting the British Seaside. Depending on the weather, activities could include water sports like surfing or kayaking or a traditional lunch of fish and chips. Students will also have some free time to explore the coastline, sun themselves on the beach, play games on the pier, or go shopping in town.

  • A Historic Royal Palace

    Explore one of the many historic royal palaces in and around London! These palaces show the extravagant wealth of the previous and current royal families of England and hold collections of art, furniture and jewels that are truly priceless. The buildings themselves are also marvels of architecture and show how each palace was adapted and redesigned for each monarch.

  • Caps, Cobblestones, and Cathedrals

    Fancy yourself a scholar? Join us for an excursion to either Oxford or Cambridge, two of the most popular university towns in the UK. For over 800 years, both Oxford and Cambridge have been home to universities that bear their names. Each place hosts popular activities like punting down the river, touring the beautiful campuses, and taking in historic sites. Walk in the footsteps of some of the world's most famous alumni like Alan Turing, Stephen Hawking, Rosamund Franklin, Riz Ahmed, Emma Thompson, Zadie Smith, Philip Pullman, and many more!

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 4 credits per session (up to 8 total)

API offers three academic pathways for summer study abroad in London at the University of Westminster. Each program is approximately three weeks long:

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Business
  • Design, Creative, and Digital Industries

TRANSCRIPTS

Students receive an official transcript from the University of Westminster upon successful completion of their program.

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    Stephanni Greenan

    Stephanni Greenan will be your Program Coordinator and will help you prepare to go abroad!

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    Sally Wippman

    Sally will be your on-site Resident Director and will be a resource for you while you are in England!
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    Vanessa Alves

    Vanessa will be an on-site London Student Services Coordinator and will be a resource for you while you are in England!

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COURSE OFFERINGS

Students take one class per session for 20 British or 4 U.S. semester credits.

The following subjects are available at the University of Westminster during the summer term:

  • Cultural Studies
  • History
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Photography
  • Computer Programming

Areas of study may be subject to change based on availability.

Courses at University of Westminster (Full Summer Curriculum)

For the most up-to-date course availability on this program, explore our Class Finder. Sort courses by term, area of study, and more!

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Courses at University of Westminster (Full Summer Curriculum)

For the most up-to-date course availability on this program, explore our Class Finder. Sort courses by term, area of study, and more!

Click here to find courses, syllabi, and more!

Courses at University of Westminster (Full Summer Curriculum)

For the most up-to-date course availability on this program, explore our Class Finder. Sort courses by term, area of study, and more!

Click here to find courses, syllabi, and more!

Highlights
  • Named the most internationally diverse university in the U.K. - Hotcourses
  • Ranked in the top 100 of the 2018 League Tables (The Complete University Guide)
  • Awarded Teaching Excellence Framework Bronze
  • Ranked top 50 in Communication and Media Studies - QS World Rankings

London is a large city, so all students can expect to use public transportation (i.e. tube or bus) to move around the city on a daily basis, both getting to school and for social/cultural activities. It is a part of life in London. Generally, it will take students 20-45 minutes to get to school from their housing via public transportation or walking. All housing will be located in Zones 1 and 2 on the tube map.

Students will be housed in student apartments. Most apartments have several single rooms with a shared living room and kitchen. Some have en suite bathrooms in each bedroom while others have shared bathrooms. The kitchens are equipped with ovens, stoves, microwaves, and refrigerators. Wireless Internet is provided in all flats.

We may place students in a few different student apartment buildings depending on where they are taking classes. We will prioritize having students share an apartment with other API students, but it is possible that API students would share an apartment with non-API students.